Tuesday 26 September 2017

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson 'still dating' Welsh singer Matthew Hitt

Matthew Hitt and Dakota Johnson in New York in October
Matthew Hitt and Dakota Johnson in New York in October
Presenters Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attend the UK Premiere of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is reportedly dating Welsh singer Matthew Hitt.

The up and coming actress (25) is said to be in the early stages of a romance with The Drowners frontman and met originally last year in his adopted home of New York.

Last summer, they were linked when they were photographed holding hands, but it's believed movie bosses instructed her to maintain a single image as she promotes the record breaking box office smash.

Read more: 'There's an element of me that's fractured from losing my mother so young' - Jamie Dornan

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attend the UK Premiere of
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attend the UK Premiere of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London

"Dakota didn't want pressure on Matt to be compared to her onscreen lover Christian Grey," an insider told The Sun.

Rumours of a romance have surrounded the two since December of last year, but things are said to be quietly heating up between the two.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

While her hunky co-star Jamie Dornan might be striking while the iron is hot, Johnson has revealed she'll be taking the rest of the year off for some downtime.

"I want to hang out with my friends," she explained. "I want to hang out with my family—well, I sometimes want to hang out with my family!"

Dakota Johnson in a scene from 'Fifty Shades of Grey' : caning and spanking are banned under the new porn curbs in the UK
Dakota Johnson in a scene from 'Fifty Shades of Grey' : caning and spanking are banned under the new porn curbs in the UK
Actress Dakota Johnson, left, and actor Jamie Dornan pose for photographers on the red carpet for the world premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Actress Dakota Johnson, left, and actor Jamie Dornan pose for photographers on the red carpet for the world premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Online Editors

Also in this section